I am interested in acquiring a complete encyclopedia set for various reasons, one being the removal of history as some sort of social justice. I’m sure everyone has heard the stories, but textbooks and written history have been under attack for many years as well. An acquaintance of mine fights tooth and nail every year to keep subjects within textbooks without a political spin.
The Internet is a vast resource, however it is ever changing and it would be great to have a vast amount of information that can’t be changed or turned off at the flip of a switch. Please advise as to the publisher, year, or any other relevant information.
Thanks for the blog, – R.T.
SurvivalBlog’s standard answer is the 32-volume, 15th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, preferable one printed after 2005. While any hard copy encyclopedia this comprehensive is going to be horribly out of date on many subjects, it is still the best resource that I have found and we used our set regularly in homeschooling. I see sets advertised for $1,000 to $15,000 on eBay, but we picked ours up for free from a friend who was trying to make room in her bookshelves. Keep your eyes and ears open and you can generally find a good deal on them, though it is getting more difficult.